Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry

Department projects

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Cryosphere-Carbon on Top of the Earth (CC-Top):Decreasing Uncertainties of Thawing Permafrost and Collapsing Methane Hydrates in the Arctic
01/11/2016 - 31/10/2021

The enormous quantities of frozen carbon in the Arctic, held in shallow soils and sediments, act as “capacitors” of the global carbon system. Thawing permafrost (PF) and collapsing methane hydrates are top candidates to cause a net transfer of carbon from land/ocean to the atm...

Synergising International Research Studies into the Environmental Fate and Behaviour of Toxic Organic Chemicals in the Waste Stream
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2020

The overall vision of INTERWASTE is to develop scientific understanding of issues related to environmental contamination with toxic organic chemicals (specifically flame retardants (FRs) and pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs)) arising from their presence in the ...

Natural Toxins and Drinking Water Quality - From Source to Tap
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2020

Clean drinking water is crucial to human health and wellbeing. The ambition of the NaToxAq ETN network is to expand the research basis for EU’s leading role in securing high quality drinking waters for its citizens. Focus is on natural toxins – a large group of emerging contam...

Biogeochemical controls on the POP sink in Baltic Sea sediments: current state and future scenarios
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2019

The Baltic Sea is contaminated, and the atmosphere is today the major source of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to the Baltic Sea. This project will generate new knowledge on how flux of POPs from air to sediment in the Baltic Sea is controlled by the organic carbon cycle...

Sources and optical properties of Black Carbon (BC) aerosols from India and China: Constraints by field observations
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2019

Black carbon (BC) containing aerosols filling the atmosphere of S and E Asia cause severe effects on both climate and the quality of the air people breathe, yet scientific uncertainties abound for BC including a factor of two lower estimate of BC climate forcing by models comp...

Novel approaches for quantifying land-use change impacts on air quality and climate
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

Humans modify the Earth´s surface through agriculture, forest management, urbanization, and industrial activities. This land-use change alters the emissions of different chemical compounds from the surface to the atmosphere, thus being an important driver for change in atmosph...

Hyporheic Zone Processes – A training network for enhancing the understanding of complex physical, chemical and biological process interactions
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2018

Hyporheic zones (HZs) are key compartments for the functioning of aquatic ecosystems. As dynamic and complex transition regions between rivers and aquifers, they are characterized by the simultaneous occurrence of multiple physical, biological and chemical processes. Turnover ...

Air quality influence on past and future climate change
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

Overarching goal for this project is to entangle how anthropogenic emissions of Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP), aerosols (including sulfates, black carbon and organic carbon), methane and other ozone forming pollutants from different regions of the world (Europé, North ...

Extrapolating persistence from the laboratory to the field
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

Chemical persistence is the most central property with respect to Sweden´s environmental goal *giftfri miljö* (contaminant-free environment). If we release persistent chemicals to the environment, future generations will have great difficulty achieving a *giftfri miljö*. Hence...

New systems for exposing human 3D-models of airway mucosa in health and disease to particulate- and gaseous air pollutants
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017

The primary aim is to develop and evaluate unique and relevant normal and chronic bronchitis-like airway wall models with primary human bronchial cells from healthy subjects and smokers with and without COPD. The sophisticated airway wall models will be co-culture...


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